Brazil press officer given three-game ban

07 July 2014 BBC Online


Brazil press officer Rodrigo Paiva has been suspended for the rest of the World Cup by Fifa after an incident with Chile player Mauricio Pinilla during a last-16 match on 28 June.
The communications officer allegedly shoved Pinilla at half-time in a gameBrazil eventually won on penalties after it had ended 1-1.
Paiva is banned for three matches, with a fourth suspended for two years.
That means he will miss Tuesday's semi-final against Germany.
He will also not be involved in either the final or the third-place match.
Paiva has already served one part of his three-game ban after missingthe 2-1 quarter-final win against Colombia on Friday.
He has also been fined 10,000 Swiss francs (£6,500).

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